This report provides an analysis of key developments in the ammonia and urea industry, including capacity updates, profitability, and pricing developments over the past quarter. The report includes monthly price and profitability analysis for ammonia and urea with a detailed discussion on the market forces (affecting price and profitability) over the third quarter in the United States, Western Europe, Middle East and China. The analysis now includes both mine-mouth plant economics and coastal plant economics for ammonia and urea in China. Outlook on firm global capacity developments from 2017 to 2021 is also provided. The ‘Key Trends and Challenges’ section provides an overview of the gas and fertilizer market in India.
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This presentation presents key findings from our recently published POPS Supplement report 'Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market - 2017', providing a detailed analysis of the alpha olefins industry including butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1; supply, demand and trade analysis is presented for all major geographies and countries. An evaluation of the higher alpha olefins is also included along with long term forecasts to 2035.
This report provides a technical and economic review of BDO and THF technologies. Comparative economics are presented for seven different processes for BDO and one for on-purpose THF in various geographic locations. A global and regional market analysis for BDO and THF is also included.
This report provides analysis of supply and demand of the global vinyls market including polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride monomer and ethylene dichloride with forecasts to 2035.
This subscriber webinar presentation addresses the Q3 industry performance, sourcing material from the recently published Quarterly Business Analysis Q3 report. This presentation focuses on the base petrochemicals and polymers.
Regional round-up of industry developments, regional pricing analysis, and capacity expansions are provided for Q3 2017.
This report provides a discussion of recent developments in ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol production technologies and includes process descriptions for major licensors. Comparative production economics are presented for producing purified EO via ethylene oxidation and MEG from EO hydrolysis, the OMEGA process, and via DMO from coal. An overview of regional EO and MEG markets is provided.
This report reviews the developments in battery technology and its role in driving competitiveness for electric vehicles (EVs). Production cost estimates are developed for the main types of cathode batteries, including NCA, NMC and LFP. Other non-cost related issues, such as charging facilities in major EV markets and life-cycle analysis are also examined.
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based Jet fuel (or biojet) technologies. Jet fuel from bio-based materials or processes that is blended with conventional jet can improve the GHG profile of air travel. The purpose of this study is to assess the regulatory, technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing jet fuel via bio-based sources or processes.
The process technologies and production economics for low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) are presented. The leading tubular and autoclave processes are reviewed and compared. Cost of production estimates have been developed on a USGC, China, and Middle East basis. Production economics for LDPE are compared with LLDPE. Demand by end use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data is provided on a global and tri-regional basis.